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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: April 21, 2018

a: dark-matter ~
b: a-man-in-a-black-tux-and-a-women-in-a

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 21, 2018

a: shadow ~
b: compass

Writer: Makis Ioakimidis --Date: April 21, 2018


a: sadness ~
b: walking-through-a-muddy-swamp

Writer: Ian Magill, M.D. --Date: April 21, 2018

a: my-hair ~
b: hot-coffee-in-the-oven

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 21, 2018

a: symbiosis ~
b: umbrella-with-three-possibilities

Writer: Robert I Krasner, Teri Shors --Date: April 21, 2018


a: betrayal ~
b: induction-test

Writer: Theonettie Ncube --Date: April 21, 2018

a: gene ~
b: single-note-in-a-song

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 20, 2018

a: the-ring-of-fire ~
b: a-description-of-an-arroused-women

Writer: LucretiaGermanica --Date: April 20, 2018


a: my-career ~
b: a-dog

Writer: Tom Waits --Date: April 20, 2018

a: prejudice ~
b: viral-disease

Writer: James Luce --Date: April 20, 2018

a: buddhism ~
b: a-sensory-motor-version-of-objectivism

Writer: Andrew Schwartz --Date: April 20, 2018


a: glucose-molecule ~
b: lego

Writer: Anothershad0w --Date: April 20, 2018

a: grammar ~
b: calculus

Writer: cmcdonie --Date: April 20, 2018

a: atom ~
b: the-26-letters-of-the-alphabet

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 20, 2018


a: a-cell ~
b: restaurant

Writer: Lashon Bushart --Date: April 20, 2018

a: stress-relief ~
b: riding-a-bike

Writer: Caroline --Date: April 20, 2018

a: stress-relief ~
b: small-valve

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 20, 2018


a: successful-marriage ~
b: two-boards-leaning-on-one-another

Writer: Beth Dozier --Date: April 20, 2018

a: neural-impulse ~
b: ice-machine

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 20, 2018

a: homosexuality ~
b: nose-picking

Writer: Hobbes --Date: April 20, 2018


a: water-turbine ~
b: a-windmill-under-water

Writer: Fred Gardner --Date: April 20, 2018

a: anticodon ~
b: scroll-bar

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 20, 2018

a: effective-nuclear-charge ~
b: looking-through-a-lampshade

Writer: Dalton Rowell et al. --Date: April 20, 2018


a: holy-spirit ~
b: deep-sea-diver

Writer: Keith Krell --Date: April 20, 2018

a: holy-spirit ~
b: heat-that-comes-from-the-sun

Writer: Daniel Sweet --Date: April 20, 2018

a: holy-spirit ~
b: a-man-with-a-lamp

Writer: Ian Thomas --Date: April 20, 2018


a: endoplasmic-reticulum ~
b: a-massive-shipping-facility

Writer: Jason Bardi --Date: April 20, 2018

a: a-neuron ~
b: tree

Writer: Ken Collins --Date: April 20, 2018

a: crime ~
b: disease

Writer: Ed Yong --Date: April 20, 2018


a: high-school ~
b: a-free-trial-on-education

Writer: randercrop --Date: April 20, 2018

a: carbon-cycle ~
b: giant-game-of-tetris

Writer: Joss Fong --Date: April 20, 2018

a: muscle-tissue ~
b: a-rubber-band

Writer: Cody Carter --Date: April 20, 2018


a: muscle-tissue ~
b: a-sponge

Writer: Nathalie Plamondon --Date: April 20, 2018

a: digestive-system ~
b: furnace

Writer: greg@alternativeedge.net --Date: April 20, 2018

a: paragraph ~
b: train

Writer: nrkose --Date: April 20, 2018


a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: April 20, 2018

a: a-capacitor ~
b: rubber-membrane-sealed-inside-a-pipe

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 20, 2018

a: liver ~
b: a-chemical-factory

Writer: Sinomed Research Institute --Date: April 20, 2018


a: natural-selection ~
b: a-painter

Writer: Bob Shedinger --Date: April 20, 2018

a: lac-operon ~
b: a-thermostat

Writer: gibbie99 --Date: April 20, 2018

a: vacuole ~
b: kitchen

Writer: Many --Date: April 20, 2018


a: the-environment ~
b: an-important-third-teacher-in-the-classroom

Writer: bevfollowsthechild --Date: April 20, 2018

a: liver ~
b: a-chemical-factory

Writer: Sinomed Research Institute --Date: April 19, 2018

a: space-exploration ~
b: a-gateway-drug

Writer: CHRIS HATHERILL --Date: April 19, 2018


a: guided-inquiry ~
b: a-typical-science-lesson

Writer: Anne DiCola --Date: April 19, 2018

a: family ~
b: a-heap-of-stones

Writer: God --Date: April 19, 2018

a: high-school ~
b: a-free-trial-on-education

Writer: randercrop --Date: April 19, 2018


a: a-neuron ~
b: tree

Writer: Ken Collins --Date: April 19, 2018

a: biodiversity ~
b: drama-comedy-or-tragedy

Writer: Jim Taylor, UNH --Date: April 19, 2018

a: diversity ~
b: pollution-in-a-batch-of-steel

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 19, 2018


a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: April 19, 2018

a: diversity ~
b: a-table-that-is-already-set

Writer: Natalie Holder --Date: April 19, 2018

a: diversity ~
b: grit-in-an-oyster

Writer: Jane Ritchie, Jane Lewis --Date: April 19, 2018


a: freedom ~
b: cocaine

Writer: Dr. Julie Carbery --Date: April 19, 2018

a: serial-killer ~
b: mythical-vampire

Writer: GARY C. KING --Date: April 19, 2018

a: perseverance ~
b: being-a-miner

Writer: Simon Duchesneau --Date: April 19, 2018


a: math ~
b: cartoonists

Writer: Kalid Azad --Date: April 19, 2018

a: the-gene ~
b: a-single-grain-of-sand

Writer: Gregory Castanias --Date: April 19, 2018

a: neuron ~
b: toilet

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 19, 2018


a: beauty ~
b: a-pearl

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 19, 2018

a: honest-person ~
b: pond-with-clear-water

Writer: Fred Radfar, MD --Date: April 19, 2018

a: glycolysis ~
b: a-gumball-machine-in-the-cytoplasm

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 19, 2018


a: glycolysis ~
b: kindling

Writer: Rugby Strength Coach --Date: April 19, 2018

a: college ~
b: setting-a-huge-wheel-in-motion

Writer: Not Stated --Date: April 19, 2018

a: college ~
b: apple-pie

Writer: Danielle Laban, NLU Director of Student Experience --Date: April 19, 2018


a: college ~
b: sunscreen

Writer: Derek Thompson --Date: April 19, 2018

a: cancer ~
b: a-battle-with-self

Writer: Not stated --Date: April 19, 2018

a: negative-feedback ~
b: velcro

Writer: Alex Linley --Date: April 19, 2018


a: the-bicycle-thief ~
b: a-laxative

Writer: Diego Luna --Date: April 19, 2018

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